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Why did the Voyager Doctor have to scrub in?

The very short answer is that he doesn't need to scrub in. That's literally the point of this scene although I suspect looking at the comments on the internet that this was waaay too subtle for all ...
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Do the Borg not wonder why everybody hates them?

A refusal to submit to assimilation is prima facie evidence that the individuals involved are acting like stupid, spoiled children. I've selectively quoted the Borg Queen to give an overview of their ...
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Was Tuvok bluffing when he said that Voyager's transporters rendered the Kazon weapons useless?

This capability of the transporter was previously established in the TNG episode "The Most Toys". Data begins to fire a disruptor, but is caught in a transport beam as the weapon begins to ...
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Does Voyager ever answer a distress call from anyone good?

In VOY: Prime Factors the crew answer a distress call from the Sikarians. They turn out to be extremely friendly, bordering on Risian. In VOY: The 37's the crew answer a distress call and find ...
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Has Starfleet Command or the Federation ever formally acknowledged the Q Continuum?

Yes. Knowledge of Q is widespread among Starfleet personnel. JANEWAY: Look, I don't know what you want here, but I know who you are. Every captain in Starfleet has been briefed about your appearances ...
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Does same-species racism exist in Star Trek?

There was "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield,” a remarkably unsubtle clunker of an episode, in spite of its worthy message. SPOILER-NOT-SPOILER: The pair above is the mirror image of the other, i.e., ...
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Why does The EMH Doctor feel emotion, but Data does not?

Data's lack of emotions is intentional According to Lore, Dr. Soong deliberately left many features out of Data's programming in a bid to make him less threatening to humans. LORE: It would be ...
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When was the earliest opportunity the Voyager crew had to return to the Alpha quadrant after being stranded?

Voyager first had an opportunity to return home at the end of "Caretaker", the very first episode, but Janeway felt it was more important to ensure the destruction of the Caretaker's array than to use ...
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How did Tom Paris come up with this warp to miles-per-second estimate in The 37s?

More or less he made it up. There's a couple of things to back this up Star Trek does everything in the metric system. Of course, that would confuse Earhart, because a good portion of the world ...
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What was the in-universe explanation for Tom Paris looking exactly like Nick Locarno in “Star Trek: Voyager?”

In-universe the resemblance is noticed by some, but not considered particularly remarkable by people very familiar with them. In the Star Trek: Lower Decks episode "Old Friends, New Planets" ...
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Identification: Star Trek Voyager - real civilization treated like Age of Empires (i.e. a real-time strategy game)

I suspect you are getting Voyager confused with an episode of Stargate Atlantis. The Season 3, Episode 15, The Game had the same premise, with McKay and Sheppard finding and playing what they believe ...
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What really happened to the USS Voyager in "Living Witness"?

Lets look at the transcript. The Kyrians did not find a wreck of Voyager. They found a few relics and a partial blueprint: EMH: Evidence? What evidence? Like this, for example? Triple-armoured ...
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Do they still use days of the week or months in the era of Stardates?

Yes, they use days of the week as well as months. It's a running gag in Star Trek: Generations that the necessary equipment will be installed on Tuesday. HARRIMAN: We don't have a tractor beam. ...
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Has anyone been beamed into the future or past in Star Trek?

Yes, it happened both by accident and on purpose By accident The two-part episode DS9: Past Tense. During a transporter accident above Earth in the USS Defiant caused by chroniton particles, Benjamin ...
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Are there insects or spiders on Voyager?

The scene you're describing is a follow up to this exchange at the beginning of the episode. NEELIX: And now, for some more of Zefram Cochrane's favourite music. Hey, come on, Mister Vulcan. ...
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Why Does Seven of Nine use her Borg designation?

This is explained soon after she joins the crew. In Season 4, Episode 3 (Day of Honor) Captain Janeway suggests using her human name Annika. However, the only identity she remembers ever using is ...
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Why doesn't Star Fleet use holographic sentinels to protect the ship when boarded?

The simplest reason: Holograms need power and computer resources. Both are at a premium and could become unexpectedly unavailable during emergencies. Nothing like losing your computer core and all of ...
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If replicators allowed humans to stop working, why were replicators shut down in the Voyager?

The lack of ready supplies of energy is a constant feature of the first season of Voyager. Limiting the use of secondary systems like the replicators (and their rationing) was a good way of showing ...
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Why not bring back the original actors for Maddox and Icheb in Star Trek: Picard?

Manu Intiraymi / Icheb. Manu Intiraymi's recent behaviour (on twitter and elsewhere) in mocking Trek actor Anthony Rapp's allegations that he was assaulted by Kevin Spacey and then expressing vocal ...
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In which (if any) Star Trek episodes does that show’s captain not appear?

For future reference, Memory Alpha has categories that can help with this kind of query; they're grouped together as "Regular cast non-appearances". Using the resources there, it seems there ...
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Is Tuvok the only black Vulcan?

Yes, absolutely there have been other black-skinned Vulcans elsewhere in the main Star Trek canon, with several pre-dating Tim Russ's casting in Voyager. It should be noted that Tuvok is referred to ...
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Star-Trek-like series, where a man accidentally gets impregnated by an alien species

This is the ST: Enterprise episode Unexpected. A ship feeding off Enterprise's warp field is exposed after the crew ignites the plasma exhaust. Commander Tucker takes a trip to the ship to help them ...
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Why didn't Kes send Voyager home?

I think the episode deals with this relatively well. She gives them a gift while she's still corporeal enough to do so, throwing them as far as she can, while respecting the physical integrity of the ...
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Can Klingons swim?

In TNG:Firstborn, K'mtar suggests Alexander Rozhenko (who is in 3/4 a Klingon), that he should try going swimming in the lake near his uncle's (Kurn's) house. From Chakoteya: K'MTAR: Have you ever ...
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Is Janeway fated to die?

No. The future Janeway altered the past, obviating the need for present Janeway to travel back in time in the future. This evidently resulted in the destruction of the previous timeline (the one that ...
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Who was the dead Voyager crew member discovered by the two Voth archaeologists?

Although the character isn't named in the episode, The Star Trek Voyager Companion (billed as the "official companion to Star Trek: Voyager") identifies the remains as belonging to Ensign Hogan, the ...
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Does the Federation have anything resembling intellectual property laws or agreements?

As User22484 notes in his comment, the issue of authorial rights is dealt with in the Voyager episode Author, Author. In short; Authors have a right to determine how truly original works of art or ...
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Has a human ever mastered the mind meld?

Miranda Jones joins minds with Ambassador Kollos in TOS: Is There in Truth no Beauty? The mind meld happens off-screen, but it is confirmed in a conversation between Miranda and Spock (thank you ...
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In which (if any) Star Trek episodes does that show’s captain not appear?

William Shatner as Kirk did not appear in the animated episode, The Slaver Weapon. Its the only time in the first block of Star Trek history (not including the new shows) where the Captain did not ...
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Is Borg adaptation only temporary?

Because the borg adapt to a frequency Star Trek shields work on a frequency, and once you know that frequency, you can alter your weapons to bypass those shields, which is why you'll often hear ...
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